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of sign - 101 E. Northside St., Tuskegee, Alabama
taken- January 2006
courtesy of Jimmy Wayne
from other side)
current Pickens County courthouse was completed in 1906 at a cost of
$42,000.00. It was designed by J. W. Gotuoke and
of Atlanta and built in the Richardson Romanesque style with a brick
facade and granite trim. This is the only courthouse
Alabama with gargoyles, which are located at each corner of the
clock tower and consist of an artistic combination of eagle
a dragon carved out of granite. This initial courthouse, built
in 1833, was a log cabin type structure with a dirt floor.
other courthouses were located in the center of the town
square. The current courthouse was placed on the National
Historic Places on November 17, 1973.
landmark cases are based on events occurring in Pickens County.
One of the most noted cases is C. G. Gomillion at al. v.
M. Lightfoot, as Mayor of the City of Tuskegee, et al. 364 U.S. 339
(1960), which prohibited gerrymandering to
Negro voters. This case was one of the first instances of
civil rights litigation in the area of voting rights which
expanded into related leagues of voter dilution, "one man, one
legislatures, one vote", the reappointment and
of state legislatures and congressional districts. Also of
significant impact was the lawsuit filed in 1972 to protect
the rights of persons involved in the infamous Tuskegee Syphilis
Study conducted by the Unites States, Pollard et. al v.
States of America, et al.
by the Alabama State Bar and Pickens County Bar Association
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